I was in my kitchen preparing chili, contemplating my sticky floors and cluttered counters. Maybe if I played a game with myself I could get motivated to clean my kitchen and keep it clean? I thought, "Oooh, what if someone was coming to my house? Someone like a King or someone really important." Then it hit me. Duh! Who is more important to me than my husband? Ouch! Really, why do I rush to clean the house when company is coming, but allow it to get this bad for my hubby and dear children. In my kids' words, "That's not fair!"
My New Year's Resolution is only this, to run all things through the following priority filter (thanks to Sunny!): God First, then Husband, Kids 3rd, House 4th, Ministry 5th.
My hubby and I are going to take an evening this next week to talk and create a plan for 2009. We've been haphazardly flopping this way and that. Getting things done as they hit us, but not really with plan or purpose. No more! It's time we use the resources that God gives us for Him and for His plans rather than for our whimsies.
Having said all this.... please pray! :)